Tesla Road Trip Disputed

Tesla is disputing the account of the New York Times’ Tesla Model S roadtrip. Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk cites the vehicles own logs and states that the Times did not follow the guidance given by Tesla.

The Times is sticking to their guns and even published an infographic with a timeline account of the trip including mileage.

For what it’s worth, I don’t really care what advice or guidance was given by Tesla. The driver carried out a fairly typical drive on the East Coast including some city driving in Manhattan. I want to see how the car handles typical use, not a prescribed highway-only proof-of-concept trip. That said, what was the author thinking by NOT plugging in the car overnight?! I’m sure he plugged in his cell phone overnight.